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is charged with the unenviable task of deciding who won't get the food aid they need because they have maxed out their ability to purchase food locally. the bottom line is that these artificial restrictions on our ability to respond to humanitarian emergencies must be reformed to make our programs more flexible and efficient. i urge my colleagues to adopt the senate reforms in title iii. i think the chairs and my representative ed royce and tom marino, for their leadership on international food aid. i yield back. >> the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan, congressman levin. >> think you so much. looking about, i so admire the tenacity, especially the four of you. tenacity is an understatement. stabenow, adn mr haved mr. peterson, i often talked about how long this is taken. a rare this provides bipartisan opportunity. within our domain on helping the cotton and sugar we leave to your good judgment, as long as you maintain the necessary provisions we are obliged to under our international responsibilities. so if i might, i just want to take a minute to speak more personally. our fam
over the last two years. why have you chosen not to go ahead and max set out and require less taxpayer infusion, what he caught a bailout or because something us? >> we have spent enormous amount of time balancing, bringing the fun back as quickly as possible with ensuring continued access to credit. by the way, just when you take a look at what happened when we made our latest justases in june, and not premium increases but our policy changes, you saw a huge amount, our application volume dropped off by -- >> let's go back to it again. is that how much interest rates have come down. we're talking about rounding errors for this 25 days. it could have helped you significantly. i would ask you to look at that again. this is the fifth time you come to testify before the committee in my three years here and every time a you, so i'm going to ask you again why fha has not instituted a risk-based pricing yet. you have had the authority since 2010. i believe i've said this before, that fha believes that the way we do pricing and the way we do risk-based , was not risk-based pricing, we do that
in 2009 settled charges against it in which it had accepted kickbacks and had taken max to nursing homes that were utilizing omnicare. the pharmacy had prescription drugs in the kickbacks were in of regrets that went to omnicare as well as fees that were supposedly paying for data payments that were disguised to look like educational funding, in particular for a pharmacist who were used to induce doctors to prescribe certain medications toin particular, risperdol pas seniors in nursing homes. >> the doctors were made a blanket payment? >> i believe the payments went to the doctors on the basis of speaking fees for certain presentations that were made answered meetings that were attended. -- we are reiterate looking for a case where someone has died or an elderly patient has been injured. you don't know of one? is that accurate? >> i believe that's correct. there is a case last week that to seniors in nursing homes. held the first amendment protected off label marketing by drug companies. if that's does it was wrong and why didn't they department pursue that elsewhere and are you pur
>> i want to say one more thing, i was on -- max got a letter from his insurance company that his insurance was cancelled, so what he did was he went on to the website and he found a better plan, and now he's going to sign up. so i would hope that that's what everybody would be able to do. and i thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. terry. >> thank you, mr. chairman, and i'm pleased to hear that the website will be fully operational by the end of november, and would you be able to -- would you come back to our committee so we could see if that's actually accomplished and how it was accomplished? >> i will make every effort to do that. >> okay. you were governor and state insurance commissioner in kansas, and i reached out to our state insurance commissioner and governor and found out that they have absolutely no data about nebraskaens who have either tried to enroll or enroll. as you know, nebraska's one of the states that opted not to do their own exchange and rely on the federal exchange. so it's interesting to me that neither our insurance commissioner, nor the governor's office, had
actuaries is that adding some additional benefits in lowering the deductible -- maybe the out-of- pocket max will go down -- but i and what ther part actuaries are telling me is that the insurers now have to take everybody. they did not have to take people with pre-existing conditions before. they could exclude their medical condition from coverage. starting january 1, the law says they cannot do that anymore. they are building into their rates the fact that they have to take all comers. you and your wife are probably healthy, but you are now going to be more average. people who were healthier and younger may have lower rates. people who are older or sicker, those rates might adjust. it will bring everyone to more of an average. the insurers are deciding what they think their risk is instead of taking everyone and building it into the rates. it is making it difficult. kathleen sebeliust: asked about this at the energy and commerce committee hearing. want to get your thoughts on this. before, during, and after the law was passed the president kept saying if you like your plan, you can keep it
had a man, max, called in, and he said he got one of the letters from the insurance companies that his insurance was canceled, so what he did was he went on to the website and he come under the federal insurance, and he found a better plan, and now he is going to sign up. is whathope that everybody would be able to do. i thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. kerry. >> thank you, mr. chairman. the pleased to hear that website will be fully operational by the end of november. would you come back to our committee so that we could see if that is actually accomplished and what is the comp list? >> i will make every effort to do that. >> ok. and state governor commissioner and kansas. -- in kansas. i reached out to our state commissioner and governor and found out that they have absolutely no data about nebraskans who either try to enroll or an role. as you know, nebraska is one of the states that opted not to do their own exchange and rely on the federal exchange. it is interesting to me that neither our insurance commissioner nor the governor's office had any data abroad nebraskans-- about and e
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